The interests of Sean Henry—one of the most inventive figurative sculptors working today—lie in presenting subjects that, although individualized, speak to the universality of the human experience. Henry works from life, creating highly detailed imagery of individuals in contemporary dress, but always manipulates scale so figures are either much larger or much smaller than life-size. Initially, he works through drawings and clay master models that are then meticulously translated into bronze.
Sean Henry. Lying Man, 2003. Bronze and paint, 82 x 155 x 76 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Sean Henry.